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Oct 26, 2012 1:00pm PDT
%, but african-americans and latinos and women. i just want to make one final point though. it's so important. >> please. >> other thing that's so devastating i think about general powell's endorsement of president obama, this is somebody who knows something about what's going on in the middle east and the iraq war after the bush administration let him go out there and lie to the american people. >> just a bit. >> so point being, when he says i have taken a look at what obama is doing, which he said in his statement, i have taken a look at what romney is proposing, and i don't think that's the right way to go, this is -- he has been there. he has been a part of this, the beginnings of this war frankly going back to gulf war one. this is somebody who has deep knowledge about a war that has basically been a part of tanking our economy that we're finally digging ourselves out of. >> thank you so much karen finney, michelle cottle, and professor james peterson who rushed to the studio. thank you, sir. >> thanks, mare tin. >>> next, another day, another day without interviews from mitt romney. mor
Oct 10, 2012 1:00pm PDT
color. maria theresa kumar is president and ceo of vote latino and professor james peterson is professor of african studies at lehigh university. mitt romney's record may be instructive. as governor of massachusetts he gutted affirmative action in the dead of night, during a holiday, without any consultation whatsoever. is this an example of how minorities would fare under a president romney? >> i think it's also indicative just yesterday "the wall street journal" asked mitt romney if he believed in affirmative action, he couldn't answer yes on no, he kept quiet. if he can't give a straight answer on an issue that's not a campaign issue is incredibly telling. this issue before the supreme court, it's supported by 17 senators both democratic and republican. the military is in support of it, as are a lot have business leaders. fortune 100 companies. they are support ty because they recognize demographics are changing. as americans we should make sure we have a fair shot at the american dream, through our educational system. >> absolutely. professor, we know where mitt romney stands. as for
Oct 30, 2012 1:00pm PDT
turnout. we have a new poll that shows 8% of latinos have already voted. furthermore, the poll finds that 87% of latinos say they're certain to vote by november the 6th. could that level of turnout do you think, lily, give the president a significant margin of victory in places like florida and nevada? >> absolutely. and we've already talked about electoral maps here, and what happens with latinos is because the market is so concentrated in three key states, in this case colorado, nevada, and florida, which are critical for deciding who makes it to the white house, those are exactly the states where we are starting to see some early numbers. some of the, you know, obama campaign officials have said there's been up to, you know, 15% more early turnout by latinos since they opened in florida. so it's definitely a big, big number, and it's going to continue to rise. you know, colorado voters, you know registered voters that are latino are up by 15% which is a big number. it will make a big difference and we are more enthusiastic, the latest numbers are 45% of all hispanics that are regi
Oct 22, 2012 1:00pm PDT
nationally. however, the same poll shows among latinos the president sup by an even bigger margin, 45 percentage points. which demographic is more important to who finally wins, ari? >> i don't know. i mean, i think these elections depend a lot on turnout. is somebody laughing? pundits are allowed to say they don't know when it's true, right? >> i think that's right. that's right. >> points for honesty. >> the main question that's implied in your premise is what is mobilization going to look like, and we have had unusual mobilizations recently in the last time obama was running. we had above average turnout among young people, among african-americans, and among latinos. if those trends continue, it's not just about the gap, it's about who turns out. and you couple that with the ground game this campaign has over 13 million people on an e-mail list, a direct way to mobilize supporters, and they have been doing it quite frankly, a lot longer than the challenger, and they may be able to turn out the very people who support them more, latinos and increasingly suburban women. >> okay. well
Oct 8, 2012 1:00pm PDT
particularly to latino voters continuing to extend that big differential, that big gap with mitt romney. what has happened so far today? >> reporter: well, president obama here announcing that the home of cesar chavez is now a national monument. this is a historic day but also certainly one that resonates for latino voters, not just in california, but in swing states like virginia, north carolina, nevada, and florida, swing states where it really does matter. if you look at the polls, president obama is leading mitt romney by about 72% to 20%. however, the big question is about turnout, and that's going to be the challenge, the obama campaign mobilizing their ground game. >> thanks so much kristin. and we'll be right back to "clear the air." [ fishing rod casting line, marching band playing ] [ male announcer ] the rhythm of life. [ whistle blowing ] where do you hear that beat? campbell's healthy request soup lets you hear it... in your heart. [ basketball bouncing ] heart healthy. great taste. mmm... [ male announcer ] sounds good. it's amazing what soup can do. but i still have a runny nos
Oct 18, 2012 1:00pm PDT
voters and latino voters and youth voters that really made up a big part of his winning coalition four years ago, the question they have and that others have raised is, you know, will these groups be voting at the same levels as they did four years ago. >> and i think in that harvard poll there's a suggestion that 65% of romney supporters say they will go out. only 55% express strong enthusiasm for the president. >> and that can make a big difference if we have close races in some of these key states. >> dr. peterson, this is mitt romney in april telling students in ohio, young people, how they, themselves, can afford the american dream. take a listen. that was not mitt romney. that was, of course, someone else. >> i'm familiar with the quote though. >> we'll play it again. here it is. >> we've always encouraged young people take a shot, go for it. take a risk. get the education, borrow money if you have to from your parents, start a business. >> it's simple, you take out a loan from your parents and we're all millionaires. >> again, romney has become an expert at showing -- exposing f
Oct 24, 2012 1:00pm PDT
neglects if he's talking about poverty, poverty for black and latino is concentrated poverty. not only are you poor but the household in which you live is poor, the community from which you come is poor, the schools are devastated and poor, and the surrounding resources are scarcely able to take care of you. so when he says that, he's saying nothing. he's not addressing the structural impediments to the flourishing of the very people he says ostensibly he wants to help. he has no analysis of structural impediments to them doing well and the ladder of upward mobility he's knocking down every wrung with his social policy but damning people for not getting on the ladder to climb up >> that's the professional sociological view. what is your view as an economyist? >> sure. it's a deep failure among ryan and romney to acknowledge that sometimes markets don't work well at all. now, if you've been through the great recession you can't ignore that but somehow they do, and if you walk through neighborhoods where market failure is not a recessionary activity, it's a permanent activity, and if you
Oct 3, 2012 1:00pm PDT
a massive lead with women and latino voters. can you explain that? >> i mean, the main thing in both florida, ohio, every state, romney leads among men. and he's -- about a month -- two weeks ago the polls were broadly for obama. now it's closing a bit because of the male part. white males tend to be republican voters and they're coming back to romney a little bit after a bit. in ohio they're not. seems as if in ohio the bain capital message has sunk in. virginia, florida, the white vote will go to romney. >> what struck you about that apparent contradiction in the polling? >> i think you saw a little bit of that bounce kind of come down after the post-convention. you're seeing it sort of return to a place where it was very tight. you saw aa shift among independents in florida, which is what made up a lot of that shift. the striking thing about all three polls is how few persuadable voters there are. that's what these debates are usually about but it may wind up be something to turn out the base and fire up some of their people. >> one of the issue, i put this to both of you, one of the prob
Oct 4, 2012 1:00pm PDT
that he won over any new voters. certainly not african-americans, latino, and certainly not women. >> professor pete ishson, i want to follow this up now, i'd like to get both of your opinions on this. a good debate by mr. romney no doubt has been followed by a performance by governor john sununu where he felt he had to smear the president with some despicable words this afternoon when he was interviewed by my colleague andrea mitchell. just listen to this. >> what people saw last night i think was a president that revealed his incompetence, how lazy and detached he is. >> governor, i want to give you a chance to maybe take it back. did you really mean to call barack obama, the president of the united states, lazy? >> yes. i think you saw him admit it the night before when he delivered the pizzas. he said, you know, they're making me do this work. he didn't want to prepare for this debate. he's lazy and disengaged. >> now, professor peterson, we have to be absolutely clear and truthful, john sununu is an adviser to mitt romney. >> yes, he is. >> aside from the fact he appears to b
Oct 9, 2012 1:00pm PDT
that was the opportunity, and it takes us out of the stereotype as women or as gay voters or latino voters that we don't just care about one-sided issues, but the economy is at the core. so i kind of like that it shows that women are tuning in, paying attention, and we are concerned about issues that are much bigger than the stereotypical ones, but, yes, those would have helped too. >> to your point i think the president wasn't sure which mitt romney was going to show up at the debate. now he knows and knows how to prepare for him -- >> but that's no guarantee he's not going to change again for the next debate. >> that's fair. >>en owe the specific point of his performance, do you believe that mitt romney is a good improviser? one of the things we have picked up is that when he's on script, he can deliver an okay speech. but he's not dizzy gillespie. he can't improvise that well. this could be a strategy that goes down a bad path for him ultimately. it's all very well for his wife and sons to say be yourself. that could be problematic for mitt romney. >> i think that's exactly right. probably the bigg
Oct 12, 2012 1:00pm PDT
committee and maria teresa kumar is president and ceo of voter latino. julian, it is breathtaking to observe mr. ryan at work. he breezes past the constitutional separation of church and state, and if that wasn't astonishing enough, he then argued that the supreme court has no business ruling on the issue in the first place. i mean, is it his view that a mormon bishop like mitt romney should decide the issue? >> well, it's a good question, martin. look, the easy answer, one easy answer to his point about separating faith from your public life is the catholic church also says divorce is wrong, but the catholic church does not say that if you're an elected official who happens to be catholic that you must impose a divorce prohibition on the rest of the country. look, what happened last night and why it was so significant is because the chickens are now coming home to roost. mitt romney and the republican party have a very extreme position when it comes to contraception and abortion, a position that makes -- that offends most women and many, many men. they have an extreme position on medicare t
Oct 15, 2012 1:00pm PDT
and the president of voter latino. steve, a new political poll shows the president getting high marks for personal likability, as you can see. well ahead of romney. does he risk that likability by going in tomorrow and throwing some punches? >> to a certain extent, but i happen to think that's a little bit of an overrated concern because you saw the opposite. you saw, i think, the strategy the last time was to preserve the likability. entirely different problem developed, and that is the guy just looked weak. he looked like he didn't have any fight, didn't have any life in him. i think there's a hope on viewers' parts they're going to he see the guy has some blood in his veins. if that means pressing romney harder, if that means raising questions about romney's tax plan that he didn't raise in the first debate very aggressively, i think that's a chance at this point -- >> the 47% for example. >> being too nice just gave romney one of the biggest debate bounces we've ever seen. >> maria teresa, in the first debate we heard very little about issues specifically affecting women. now, do you think tho
Oct 16, 2012 1:00pm PDT
district that way, but you cannot win a national election without some portion of african-american, latino, more diverse electorate, and so they're going -- comments like jason thompson, you cannot get elected talking to people like that because more of the people that you actually need to vote for you will hear that and be offended. >> indeed. john, here is an example of the rhetoric i'm talking about. you'll recall that one of the big romney talking points over the summer had to do with this fictional claim that the president was removing work from welfare reform. take a listen to this, john. >> there's no question but that president obama's decision to say that we're going to allow waivers or excuses from work requirements in welfare was designed to shore up part of his base that may not be inclined to go out and vote in the same kind of energy and passion as they did four years ago. >> when mr. romney talks about part of the president's base, john, just who is he referring to there? >> hamiltmm, let's see, probabl black people. >> no, you don't say. >> yeah, yeah. but think about it, i
Oct 23, 2012 1:00pm PDT
is president and ceo of voter latino and krystal brall from "the cycle." you heard mr. o'reilly there. he said mitt romney did nothing, absolutely nothing. is that what now qualifies you for the presidency? don't do anything? >> it's insane. was the bar really so low for mitt romney that all he had to do was show up and say it was becky becky becky stand, stand and they were impressed. when the republican lose they whine. they know they lost but the best they can do is sort of to whine about it and complain about the president, he was too mean. well, when romney was aggressive in the first debate, they were perfectly happy about it, and when the president didn't do well in the first debate, democrats were the first ones to admit that he didn't have a strong performance and needed to improve. republicans just dant live in the world of reality. >> it's tough. maria teresa, let's check in with the true arbiter of american politics, donald trump. he sent out a tweet last night called the debate, i'm quoting him, pretty even. so i guess if you translate that into english, it means romney was destro
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